Opportunity Details

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 2017

For MLK Day 2017, Boston Cares has created opportunities for 750 volunteers to support Boston youth through STEM education tools and beds for kids in need.  650 MLK Day volunteers will create "make your own robot kits", engineering kits, science-themed murals, math games and math flash cards forBoston Public Schools, providing classrooms with exciting tools for learning. Additionally, 100 volunteers will join us in launching our new twin bed design, for children who do not have a bed of their own.  

By the end of the day, we hope to create the following:

500 robotics kits - with one robot and the materials for a student to make their own
375 engineering kits - with materials and guides to experiement with bridge building
250 math gmes
750 math flashcards
3 periodic table murals for classrooms
35 twin-sized beds
Volunteers will select a STEM tool activity station based on age and interest, with an additional station for our youngest volunteers to decorate bookmarks. There is a project for all ages! Completed STEM tools will be distributed to Boston Public Schools, and beds will be distrubted to agencey partners serving low-income and homeless families in our community.  

This is a fun, flexible, and family friendly event! Children as young as 5 and their families are welcome to attend.  Space is limited so sign-up soon - pre-registration is required!

This project is open to Pending members who have registered with Boston Cares. You do not need to have attended an orientation. 

If you are under 18 years old, you will need to bring a signed waiver in order to participate. Please download this form and have a parent sign it -- you will need this in order to participate! 
Please remember that there must be one adult for every three youth under 18! 

By Signing up below you are signing up to participate in the family friendly STEM kit Project. Please be aware that you must sign up ALL members of your group/family that will be attending! For instructions on how to register as a group or family please click here. 


Date: Monday, January 16th, 2017
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
Kick off at 10:00am sharp 
Location: Boston Latin School, 78 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115 (T-Accesible, Green Line- E Train at Longwood Medical Area)
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Age Minimum (with Adult): 5+, Minimum Age:5+

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